COVID-19 Update with key takeaways

Over the course of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have carefully and thoroughly tracked publicly available public opinion research on a wide variety of issues relevant to both our work and our clients’ work. Drawing from multiple national surveys conducted over the past few weeks, this summary analyzes key data on the impact the outbreak continues […]

In the News: No break in division after Trump defeat

Washington Post: Bill McInturff, a Republican pollster, said his firm’s analysis of the election concluded that this was the smallest number of ticket-splitters since his firm began its measurement two decades ago. “We’ve stopped having any intersection [between the two sides],” he said. Read more about the divide in beliefs and values within our country […]

In the News: Poll of area adults shows high level of regard for VCU

The poll of 601 adults in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield counties that was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and FrederickPolls shows that respondents ranked VCU first among six major employers in the Richmond area for economic impact, with 31% of those polled saying VCU has the most significant economic impact. Read more about how VCU […]

In the News: The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Neil Newhouse, a partner in the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, provided data to The Times showing that in 1980, Republicans won 76 of the 100 counties with the largest share of college degrees. In 2020, Democrats won 84 of these high education counties. Read more here about how the Democrats are gaining higher […]

UMMS Survey Reveals While A Majority of Marylanders Plan To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Many Not Changing Thanksgiving Plans Due To Pandemic

Public Opinion Strategies conducted a regional online survey in Maryland among 525 adults ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday to see whether the coronavirus was having any impact on people’s in-person holiday plans.  More than four in ten (44%) residents interviewed said they were not canceling their in-person Thanksgiving or other holiday plans because of the […]

Key Findings: Public Opinion Strategies 2020 Record

Our firm was involved in winning statewide campaigns in eleven states. We polled for at least seven new Members of Congress and helped flip at least four seats to the GOP. Our firm now polls for approximately one-quarter of the House GOP caucus. This year, we polled for winning legislative campaigns in twelve states: Arizona, […]

Key Findings: Ticket splitting

While there are numerous examples of ticket-splitting between Presidential preference and Congressional preference, our election night poll shows that fully 91% of voters voted a straight ticket. Click here to learn more about the highest percentage of straight-ticket voting in 20 years.

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